Refrigerated Air Conversions

What is an AC Conversion?

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Refrigerated air, also known as central air conditioning, is one of the most effective ways to cool a home—which is why it’s a popular choice for homeowners like you! With an AC Conversion to refrigerated air, you just simply set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature and that’s it! You can switch from heating to cooling automatically without switching dampers like a swamp cooler.

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In El Paso and Las Cruces, we’ve all grown up with a swamp cooler pushing warm air into our homes. On a hot dry day, we could always expect to get 10 or 15 degrees of cooling depending on the humidity. Now however, it seems that a lot of people are converting to refrigerated air. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of making that conversion.

What does it cost to Convert To Refrigerated Air Conditioning?

At one time, refrigerated air conditioning was an expensive endeavor. The energy efficiency, of AC equipment was down in the 8 to 10 S.E.E.R. range. This meant high electric bills during the summer months.

Some of today’s AC equipment is capable of achieving up to a 21 S.E.E.R rating. This translates to greater efficiency while using less energy than the old AC’s of the past. Another factor to consider is the vastly improved construction standard of today’s residence. Modern homes are insulated and sealed far better than homes were 20 or 30 years ago.

If you’re searching for affordable refrigerated air installation, there’s no better company in the area than SoBellas. We service all makes and models of A/C units and specialize in AC replacement and installation as well as AC conversion from swamp coolers. We’ve developed a reputation as a leader in HVAC installation services. We offer residential and light commercial air conditioning services.

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What else to consider when doing an AC Conversion.

Sometimes, a swamp cooler conversion means that an electrical panel upgrade is also needed in order to handle the refrigerated air system. When this is the case, we will bring in licensed electricians who can upgrade your panels to 100 and 200 amps while ensuring the work meets city code. They will upgrade your electrical panel to handle more load and run the lines to the new A/C unit. Older homes often have limited capacity and need an upgrade to handle the load from electronics and computers safely.

Don’t get stuck with an old, noisy, dusty, water-guzzling swamp cooler. Find out why SoBellas HVAC systems are so well suited for the environment. Contact us for a FREE no-obligation quote on a new A/C system and see our special offers for money-saving discounts on your new AC Conversion.


Converting to refrigerated air is a process of installing a refrigerated air conditioning system in a home or building that currently does not have one. Here are the general steps involved in converting to refrigerated air:

  1. Assess your needs: Determine the size of your home or building and the amount of cool air needed to keep it comfortable. This will help you determine the size of the refrigerated air conditioning unit you will need.
  2. Choose a unit: Based on the size of your home or building, choose an air conditioning unit that is appropriate for your needs. Consider factors such as energy efficiency, cost, and noise level.
  3. Hire a professional: It’s important to have a professional install your refrigerated air conditioning system to ensure that it is installed correctly and safely. Hire a licensed HVAC contractor with experience in installing refrigerated air systems.
  4. Install the outdoor unit: The outdoor unit, which contains the compressor and condenser, will be installed outside of your home or building. This unit will need to be connected to the indoor air handling unit with refrigerant lines and electrical wiring.
  5. Install the indoor unit: The indoor air handling unit, which contains the evaporator coil, will be installed inside your home or building. This unit will be connected to the outdoor unit and to the ductwork in your home or building.
  6. Install ductwork: If your home or building does not have ductwork, it will need to be installed to circulate the cool air throughout the building.
  7. Test and start: Once the refrigerated air conditioning system is installed, it will be tested to ensure that it is working properly. The system will then be started and set to the desired temperature.

Converting to refrigerated air is a complex process that requires a significant investment of time and money. However, it can provide many benefits, such as a more consistent and controlled indoor temperature and lower energy bills.